IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
December 18, 2006
STEVE DUDLEY AND BETH DUDLEY, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED, PLAINTIFFS,
PUTNAM INTERNATIONAL EQUITY FUND AND PUTNAM INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, LLC, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, District Judge
The Court, being fully advised in the premises, hereby finds that under the logic of Smith v. Check-n-Go, 200 F.3d 511 (7th Cir. 1999) and other cases, and given the similarities between this case and another, Dudley v. Putnam Internat'l Equity, No. 03-cv-852-GPM-CJP, already before Chief Judge G. Patrick Murphy, this case should therefore be reassigned to him. Accordingly, the Court TRANSFERS this case to the Honorable G. Patrick Murphy, Chief U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois, East St. Louis Division, for all further proceedings, in order to preserve judicial economy and avoid inconsistent judgments. All future filings in this case shall bear the number 06-cv-938-GPMPMF.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David RHerndon United States District Judge
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